Thermal lens compensation in high average power diode pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using aspheric mirror
We demonstrate a high-power, diode-pumped, pulsed Nd:YVO4 laser with a 1.2 diffraction-limited output of 9.5 W using a thin film deposition technology made aspheric mirror to correct the thermally induced phase distortion of the lasing medium.
Keywords: Nd:YVO4, thermal lens compensation, diode-pumped, aspheric optics
PACS: 42.55.Xi, 42.60.By
Nonlinear and Coherent Optics